Letter from the President

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Highlights of 2007 (PDF)

AARP Board of Directors

AARP Executive Team

Summary of 2007 AARP
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2007 AARP Consolidated Financial Statements with Independent Auditors' Report (PDF)




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AARP’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for all as we age, leading positive social change and delivering value to members through information, advocacy and service.

2007 was a great year for AARP. We worked hard to stand up for our members and society as whole, promoting adequate, affordable health care, lifetime financial security, consumer protections and communities where people can live safely and comfortably as they age.

Our charitable affiliate, the AARP Foundation, harnessed the dedication of compassionate donors and a legion of volunteers to make life better for the most vulnerable in our society: those with incomes below the median, women, people of color and those who live alone.

AARP Services Inc., the wholly owned taxable subsidiary of AARP, managed the relationships with AARP-endorsed providers, which offer high value products and services that help AARP members live better lives. Income from royalties those providers pay to AARP are crucial to supporting AARP’s community projects, advocacy and member services.

Our international reach was strengthened by expansion of the AARP Global Network, an alliance of like-minded, nonpartisan, national organizations serving mature populations around the world.

Working together, all of AARP was united throughout 2007 by a single motto, established by founder Ethel Percy Andrus nearly 50 years ago: “To serve, not to be served.”


As I approach the end of my two-year term as AARP’s president in May 2008, I’d like to reflect on where we are and where we are headed. Click here for more >


Stand up for Yourself


2007 Year in Review Welcome Page

AARP Foundation Report

• AARP Services Inc. Report

• AARP Global Network Report

 AARP Annual Reports Archive


AARP got started when Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, a retired high school principal from California, got mad.
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